Alan Cohen wrote: A guru is someone who sits by the bank of a river selling bottles of river water. Inferior gurus point you to the bottles. Superior gurus point you to the river.
Here’s two cents I’d like to add:
In addition to the “gurus” who sell river water, the “inferior gurus” who point to bottles of river water, and the “superior gurus” who direct you to the river itself, there are swimmers who dive into the river water and dare to get wet.
The best product you can sell, the most valuable lesson you can teach, and the greatest legacy you can leave behind is that of a life tenaciously lived.
So, don’t limit yourself to being a guru.
Be a swimmer as well.